Philadelphia, PA - As fall arrives and Halloween creeps closer, Fine Wine & Good Spirits (FW&GS) offers seasonal sippers and spellbinding potions to elevate any autumn gathering or spooktacular adults-only party. FW&GS has all the ingredients for the perfect festive libations, from a Spiced Apple Brandy to a Rotten Pumpkin.
Spiced Apple Brandy
The Spiced Apple Brandy is the perfect drink for two. It requires only ½ cup of Laird’s Applejack Brandy, one cup of apple cider, ½ cup of ginger ale, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise for garnish. To make this tasty concoction, rim rocks glasses with sanding sugar and fill them with ice before combining all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into prepared glasses and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
Smoky Ghoul Thyme
For something a little more daring, try the Smoky Ghoul Thyme. This cocktail requires 1¾ ounces Ilegal Joven Mezcal; ½ ounce Cointreau Liqueur; 2 ounces pomegranate juice; ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice; 1 tablespoon maple syrup; 1 fresh thyme sprig plus more for garnish; and Goslings Ginger Beer. Combine the first six ingredients in a shaker before adding ice and shaking again. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice before topping ginger beer and garnishing with thyme sprig.
For those looking for something simple yet flavorful, try the Rotten Pumpkin, which only requires 4 ounces of orange juice, 1½ ounces of Romana Black Sambuca, and an orange wedge for garnish. Pour orange juice into a cocktail glass filled with ice before topping with sambuca and garnishing with orange wedge.
FW&GS’ Transylvania Twist
Finally, FW&GS’ Transylvania Twist will surely please even the pickiest of guests. This cocktail requires 2 ounces of Cupcake Prosecco, ½ cup tangerine juice, 1½ ounces of black vodka* (see recipe below), and black licorice for garnish. Combine the first two ingredients in a flute glass before pouring black vodka over the back of the bar spoon to top off the drink. Garnish with a licorice twist to complete this enchanting beverage!
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